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Time to vote for the Corridor’s Most Influential

It’s time to vote for this year’s Most Influential business and community leaders, along with the region’s most influential boards of directors, as the CBJ prepares for its 2021 Book of Lists.

Heartland named Carrier of the Year by FedEx Express

Heartland Express has been named a Platinum Award Winner and Core Carrier of the Year by FedEx Express.

ACT delays online test launch as headwinds mount

ACT said last month in a blog post that it would postpone the launch of online testing for national ACT test-takers, focusing instead on adding more testing capacity for its paper exam in the fall.

Capital infusion

The Cedar Rapids-based New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative – better known as NewBoCo – has helped shepherd more than 40 promising startups through their pre-revenue phases via its Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) and ISA Fund 1.

Construction underway for BankIowa location in Marion

BankIowa announces the opening of a new location in Marion.

Unemployment claims continue to decrease in Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development has reported the number of initial unemployment claims filed between July 26-Aug. 1.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: David Barker

Former NFL athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding talks with David Barker, a former Fed economist and a member of the state’s Board of Regents, about his path to real estate, his take on the Fed’s recent economic actions and the future of Iowa’s public universities in the latest CBJ podcast. Presented by MidWestOne Bank.

CR partnering with DM nonprofit on workforce program

The city of Cedar Rapids is partnering with Urban Dreams, a Des Moines-based nonprofit, to create and implement a workforce training apprenticeship program in the city.

Conner named market president of FSB’s Tiffin office

FSB announces that Jonathan Conner has been hired as market president to lead the new Tiffin office, which will open in early 2021.




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